September 6, 2017
Florida Governor Rick Scott urges residents to listen to evacuation orders as Hurricane Irma rapidly moves through the Caribbean.
During a press briefing Wednesday, Scott said all Floridians should not ignore the orders and urged the public to be alert of all warnings.
The governor said over 1,000 National Guard troops will be deployed across the state Wednesday night while the remaining 6,000 troops will report for rescue and recovery efforts throughout the weekend.
Health and Human Services has also sent disaster teams to the sunshine state to help with aide.
Scott said all roads are open now, and if people follow evacuation orders they should be able to leave the region.
“We are being very aggressive in our preparation for this storm and every Floridian should take this seriously and be aggressive to protect their family,” Governor Scott announced. “A storm of this size could have affects statewide and everyone must be prepared.”
The Florida Keys is currently under mandatory evacuations with Irma projected to hit the string of islands by this Sunday.
Scott urged people to check fl511.com for all commuter and emergency services.